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Old 05-04-2006, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to buy a CPU to put in a computer for mid range gaming for a friend.

I have been offered a socket 478 Celeron D 2.8ghz with HSF for $35

and I have also been offered an AMD athlon Xp 2600 2.2ghz socket A with HSF for $40

I already have a socket A motherboard and a socket 478 motherbaord.

Which one would be a better choice?
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i'd personally recommend the Celeron D
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AMDs are way better for gaming...especially compared to a celeron
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yeah that would be the choice, except he has socket a and socket 478.

socket 478 has a bigger range of cpu choices, and you can get an intel Core duo, but the cheapest one i think is $400. so you might want to consider a celeron or something.
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so buy the celeron 2.8ghz instead of the athlon xp 2.2ghz?
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If you arent going to upgrade, go with the XP
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Socket A has the Semprons to upgrade into
but anyway, the Celeron 2.8 would be roughly equivalent to an AMD 2200+ to 2400+ when gaming
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athlonXP no question.
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socket 478 has a bigger range of cpu choices, and you can get an intel Core duo, but the cheapest one i think is $400.
i keep hearing people say that but i have yet to actually see it. i am aware there are socket 479 to socket 478 adapters but they were designed for the original socket 479 pinout (banias/dothan core). yonah is still s479 but with a different pinout and as i have yet to see a modified adapter or a released desktop motherboard how is it possible?

editersonally i would take the athlon xp given that 2600+ should roughly equal a 2.8ghz celeron *estimating*. also taking into account the athlon's superiority in games and the fact that it tends to perform higher than its "equivelantly" rated p4 counterpart.
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AMD X2!!!! wow..!!
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